[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 25, 2018)]
[Page 18126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08586]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No.: PHMSA-2018-0004; Notice No. 2018-04]

Hazardous Materials: Public Meeting Notice for the Research and 
Development Forum

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice is designed to inform the interested public that 
the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) of the Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will hold a public 
Research and Development Forum that will be held May 16 and 17, 2018, 
in Washington, DC. OHMS will host the forum to present the results of 
recently completed projects, brief new project plans with stakeholder 
input, and discuss the direction of current and future research 
    During the meeting, OHMS will solicit comments related to new 
research topics that may be considered for inclusion in its future 
work. OHMS also reviews research needs statements from industry, 
academia, and other stakeholders. OHMS is particularly interested in 
the research gaps associated with energetic materials characterization 
and transport, safe transport of energy products, safe containment and 
transportation of compressed gasses, safe packaging and transportation 
of charge storage devices, and others. One focus will be a discussion 
on the safety gaps recently identified in a 2017 cooperative research 
report completed by the National Academy of Sciences titled ``Safely 
Transporting Hazardous Liquids and Gases in a Changing U.S. Energy 
Landscape.'' The identification of other research gaps related to the 
transportation of hazardous materials will be encouraged in an effort 
to meet the holistic needs of the transportation community and the U.S. 
Department of Transportation's (DOT) strategic goals: Safety, 
investment in infrastructure, innovation and accountability.

DATES: May 16 and 17, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard 
Time on both days.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Transportation 
Safety Board Boardroom and Conference Center at 420 10th Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20594.
    Registration: The DOT requests that attendees pre-register for 
these meetings by completing the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P7CMR3R.
    Conference call-in and ``live meeting'' capability will be 
provided. Specific information about conference call-in and live 
meeting access will be posted, when available, at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/research-and-development/hazmat/rd-meetings-and-events under ``Upcoming Events.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eva Rodezno or Rick Boyle, Office of 
Hazardous Materials Safety, Research and Development, Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 366-8799 and (202) 
366-2993. Email: [email protected] or [email protected].

    Signed on April 19, 2018 in Washington, DC.
William S. Schoonover,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
[FR Doc. 2018-08586 Filed 4-24-18; 8:45 am]